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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Just left Walmart have to say the only thing I'll be getting on November 1st is the talking pirate skulls. Everything else is no biggie to me
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Other: ultracal 30 recipe? in Halloween Props
    If you're spraying clear coat on the mold that you're casting latex in, you're defeating the purpose of using plaster in the first place. Plaster is used for casting latex because the porous nature of the plaster draws out the ammonia in the latex, creating a skin and allowing it to cure faster. If you seal that off, you're just making it harder for yourself. If you want to get more castings out of a plaster mold than the mold will hold up to, you save the first casting, fill it with soft...
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  • 13mummy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 12:06 PM
    I'm dying here!! Can't wait for my gift the anticipation is killing me. REAPER are you out there? =) I mailed my gift out yesterday and they should get there for the 23rd!!
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 10:17 AM
    Yep, still shipping! I'd say order by October 10 to make sure you get it before the 31st, though. I have a new site for orders at www.ChickenProps.com (EDIT)...but let's keep ordering talk on the "For Sale" threads: http://www.halloweenforum.com/for-sale-by-merchants/128234-sybil-clairvoyant-new-projection-effect-kit-mr-chicken.html http://www.halloweenforum.com/for-sale-by-merchants/136034-new-internally-projected-animatronic-mr-chicken.html
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 07:04 AM
    Thanks! Yep, I used a Gemmy ball in the how to video. I honestly don't remember if I was able to mount the head form in there without cutting any of the Gemmy parts away or not. I do remember dismantling the thing was kind of a pain, haha. I actually started making my own crystal balls this year, because the Gemmy ones became hard to come by.
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  • 13mummy's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 06:34 AM
    I LOVE MY TOMBSTONE PEEPER!!! Not something that I could ever build myself!
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 02:04 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Pumpkin Patch Animation in Halloween Props
    Very well done. I love that you gave them such distinct personalities, and the more traditional animation approach works well
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 11:37 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: How to make faux popcorn? in Halloween Props
    Do you even need to keep it from spoiling? I don't think anything would happen other than tasting stale. But...dipping them in some kind of glue (wood glue?) might be good for some strength and keeping them all stuck together. I have a feeling that spraying on them would cause the popcorn to disintegrate like styrofoam
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 10:06 AM
    Urethanes? Don't do it. Technically it doesn't continue to release toxins after curing, but in reality the material traps the toxins inside, and you can run into some serious issues. It's a nasty material that can give you permanent damage if not used very cautiously. I agree that you shouldn't use silicone if you haven't done your time making latex masks. IF you really want this mask to be silicone, sculpt another one to make in latex first. It would be terrible to mess up a silicone...
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    09-15-2014, 09:41 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Other: ultracal 30 recipe? in Halloween Props
    If you're doing latex mask type things, hydrocal or pottery plaster are perfectly acceptable, too. I don't think it's worth trying to make your own ultracal, since there are some nasty powders you'd have to buy in quantity to make it happen.
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 09:37 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: I hate toe pinchers in Halloween Props
    There used to be a guide that showed how to make one out of a 4x8 sheet. Pretty easy, since you just measure from the edges and connect the dots
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-14-2014, 06:20 PM
    Nice work!
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-14-2014, 03:51 PM
    Stopped at 3 targets today and nothing but candy! I asked a worker witch happen to be some smart *** kid and he said "what is with you people and this stupid halloween sh**!" As I grind at the kid I said " I would watch how you talk about a home haunter!, there are more of us than you think ;)!" This kid looked so confused and scared as a stared him down. He quietly said " sir I'm very sorry I'm having a very bad day" as I walked away with a smerk on my face my wife says " you enjoyed that and...
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 08:50 PM
    Just made another set and made them posable. I used bailing wire. Be sure to put about half the silicone down first then cover the the wire with the rest. I used 100% silicone. Can be bought at any hardware store. Get the cheap stuff it works the best.
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 07:12 PM
    So I bought a few of these plastic hands and decided to make a mold out of them. I simply cut the hand in half and filled them with silicone and let dry and bam 2 hand molds. Great for ground breakers or just hands hanging out of a coffin.
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 10:26 AM
    Look on pinterest a man makes silo wets of body's and other things they look just like ghost. Very erie and creepy. Ur house is awesome by the way. Very talented
    7 replies | 329 view(s)
  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 10:24 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Mechanical: Need help finding an angle! in Halloween Props
    Haha, so many numbers being thrown around! This is why I like to do little cardboards or even computer models of this sort of thing...just to make sure...measure twice and all ;)
    10 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 10:22 AM
    Balloon Latex would do the trick. Rubber cement will, too, but will yellow over time. My guess is this isn't an actual problem, though. When you lay hair, not all of them stick, and they might just not have cleaned out the ones that haven't yet.
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-08-2014, 04:49 PM
    Some good old rite Aid skulls
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    09-08-2014, 04:31 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Museum of the Weird: Coffin Clock in Halloween Props
    Thanks Irishguy! I'll try to get some pictures of the other art when the show opens.
    9 replies | 347 view(s)
  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-08-2014, 02:12 PM
    Nice score today at rite aid! They were definitely hidden behind stuff! Someone will not be a happy camper when they go back for them. First come first serve:D
    41 replies | 2590 view(s)
  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-08-2014, 07:40 AM
    There's a cemetery in Vertigo, is there not? Might get some cues from there. Could put the painting of Carlotta out there, too.
    17 replies | 512 view(s)
  • davy2's Avatar
    09-07-2014, 08:08 PM
    aw , MAN, wiah I was closer...now THAT's a garage sale!!!
    16 replies | 981 view(s)
  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-07-2014, 03:14 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: Crypt 2.0 in Halloween Props
    The splashes of color you've got going on there make a big difference
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  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-07-2014, 11:15 AM
    But hey, you'll never regret having extra skeleton hands around!
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    09-07-2014, 09:06 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Museum of the Weird: Coffin Clock in Halloween Props
    Thanks, all! I'm looking forward to picking up the book at the event. He's supposed to be bringing some original concept art along, too!
    9 replies | 347 view(s)
  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-07-2014, 08:39 AM
    I think it would be much easier to start with a flat cutout, as they did. Foamcore would even do the trick.
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-06-2014, 06:17 PM
    The skulls r going fast! Got 4 today but stopped at 5 rite Aids n all gone
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    09-06-2014, 05:41 PM
    Nice finds at homegoods today! They had the big headless horsemen on discount for 70 bucks but was broken! All taped together and the Jacko was smashed. Thought to try n fix but have to much to do already.
    507 replies | 40733 view(s)
  • Mr_Chicken's Avatar
    09-05-2014, 09:22 PM
    Mr_Chicken started a thread Prop Showcase: Museum of the Weird: Coffin Clock in Halloween Props
    Before the Haunted Mansion as we know it, Imagineer Rolly Crump designed a "Museum of the Weird." Next Saturday, Sept. 13, Creature Features in Burbank is hosting the opening of their "Museum of the Weird" gallery show, with Rolly himself in attendence! I was asked to contribute something, and did a recreation of Rolly's Coffin Clock maquette (seen in the foreground in the image at the top of the post). Pictures of mine are later in this post. Here's a little background on the Museum...
    9 replies | 347 view(s)
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    Well, keep us posted..."inquiring minds want to know" and would love to see your goodies (the props I mean, not the ones betwixt your legs). LOL

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    I would be very interested in seeing the mechanics of the granny. I will post pictures of my progress. Thanks
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    Hi Davy,

    Naw, no string attached. Just looking to see what you make and if you were a Propaholic like me.


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    Hi Dav.

    Any prop pics to share with us??

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